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Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology. Collection topics include BBS, the Open Source movement, and Internet governance.

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Description: So your company is going to release an internal project as open source. Are you ready for your new responsibilities? You could just throw the code up on a forge like GitHub or GitLab, but it’s unlikely to receive attention or provide much benefit to the company. Open sourcing an internal project requires a lot of thought and work. Releasing a project as open source requires changes to the development, build, and release workflow. This is not about the code per se; it’s the...
Topic: software development, open source, free software, free and open source software, FOSS, F/LOSS, OSS,...
Computers & Technology
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Description: You know the code and the project. You’re doing lots of cool stuff. You have plenty of slides. So why is everyone in the audience reading their email?  It doesn’t have to be that way. Great presenters are made, not born. The way to become a better speaker is through training, science, and practice. VM Brasseur teaches you the 10 (or so) steps to great tech talks. If you’ve never attended a speaker training before, you’ll see how much better your talks could be. If you...
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
Computers & Technology
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Abstract "Software is eating the world…" –Marc Andreesen "…and open source is eating software." –seemingly every tech journalist in the past 5 years Tech journalists and others are crying it from the rooftops: "Open source has won." Linux is found in everything. Companies look first to open source options when selecting new technologies. Microsoft  ❤️  Linux. It certainly seems as though open source has, as they say, won. But what does FLOSS look like...
Topics: openwest, openwest2018, open source, free software, free and open source software, foss, floss,...
Computers & Technology
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Abstract Projects fail in droves. Systems hiccup and hours of downtime follows. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. We talk a lot about building resilient systems, but all systems are (at least for now) built by humans. Humans who have been making the same types of mistakes for thousands of years.  Just because failure happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact,...
Topics: openwest, openwest2018, failure, psychological safety, postmortem
Duke Plays Games
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Archive of a livestream from twitch.tv/dukeofthebump . Played with the manual and no other prior knowledge.
RetroMallorca
May 25, 2018 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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RetroActivo es un programa sobre la historia de la informática y tecnología. El programa es en directo, y os animamos a que participéis durante la emisión escribiéndonos a nuestras redes sociales. Suele ser el último viernes del mes a las 20h UTC (recordad que en verano en España atrasamos una hora). Puedes escucharlo en YouTube (en directo), iVoox, iTunes e Internet Archive.
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Internet Events
May 14, 2018 U.S. Court of Appeals
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Oral Argument on 2018-05-21. A t ranscript of the oral argument is also available.
Topic: oral argument
Computers & Technology
Apr 24, 2018 Aboulharret
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Install Trisquel 8.0
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Trisquel8.0, Install, Gnu, linux
RetroMallorca
Apr 21, 2018 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Tras la segunda guerra mundial, Europa se dividió en dos grandes bloques separados por el Telón de Acero, Europa del Este, donde nos situamos, y Europa del Oeste.
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAivotq-Kh0
RetroMallorca
Mar 28, 2018 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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NAMCO es una de las compañías más míticas de la historia de los videojuegos, nacida en 1959 y con una trayectoria impecable que aún hoy en día perdura, nos ha regalado joyas atemporales que han creado escuela y nos han divertido y nos divierten todavía. Este es el pequeño homenaje desde Retroactivo.
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D65kTlQ1CW8
Duke Plays Games
Mar 12, 2018 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live Twitch stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is game audio, track 2 is commentary.
Topics: dukeofthebump, let's play, landstalker, genesis, megadrive
Duke Plays Games
Mar 11, 2018 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live Twitch stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is game audio, track 2 is commentary.
Topics: dukeofthebump, let's play, landstalker, genesis, megadrive
RetroMallorca
Mar 1, 2018 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Un transistor es uno de los dispositivos electrónicos más importantes dado que se encarga de potenciar una señal eléctrica débil, amplificándola. Esto surge de la necesidad de sustituir las válvulas de vacío que tenían problemas de calentamiento. Los transistores además son más pequeños y usan mucha menos energía para funcionar, y dado que tampoco necesitan un disipador muy grande, hace que sean más versátiles y resistentes a fallos.
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtV35SeFyXU
Computers & Technology
Feb 28, 2018
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A half work day of conference preparation training. The end goal is to prepare employees for successfully locating and proposing to technical conferences. This training includes: Learning about your audience Crafting a successful talk proposal Organising proposals for efficient reuse Handling proposal rejection
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
Internet Events
Feb 18, 2018 Carl Malamud
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CODE SWARAJ is the story of a modern-day campaign of civil resistance which takes inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and his campaigns of satyagraha that changed the nature of how our governments interact with their citizens. In their quest for universal access to knowledge, democratizing information, and decolonizing knowledge, Malamud and Pitroda apply those Gandhian values to our modern times and lay out a compelling agenda for change for India and the world. The home for this book is...
Topic: Gandhi, Swaraj, Satyagraha, Standards
Duke Plays Games
Feb 4, 2018 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live Twitch stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is game audio, track 2 is commentary.
Topics: dukeofthebump, let's play, landstalker, genesis, megadrive
Computers & Technology
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 The  FOSDEM 2018   Community Devroom , required to keep the room staffed all day but not wanting to schedule a speaker over the lunch hour, instead scheduled Community Karaoke . The Community Devroom audience members who did not feel like going to lunch in that half hour instead stuck around for singing, dancing, and beatboxing. The term "open source," was coined on February 3rd, 1998, exactly twenty years ago to the day, therefore the first item on the karaoke playlist was...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, 20th birthday, community dev room
Computers & Technology
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 The  FOSDEM 2018   Community Devroom , required to keep the room staffed all day but not wanting to schedule a speaker over the lunch hour, instead scheduled  Community Karaoke . The Community Devroom audience members who did not feel like going to lunch in that half hour instead stuck around for singing, dancing, and, in this case, beatboxing. Remy D is the open source program manager at Twitter  and vocal percussionist for the Songbirds . His contribution to Community Karaoke was improv...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, beatbox, beatboxing, a cappella, acappella, community dev room
Talk Description : As we look at the next horizon for FOSS, we must consider who will take us there. While we have these founders in our midst, we must take the time to do succession planning for free and open source leadership. While sharing of and collaborating on software has been around as long as there's been code, the open source concept and movement only came into being in the late 1990s. There are many who remember a time before open source. Of those, most helped to shape the...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, FOSS, succession planning, community management
RetroMallorca
Feb 2, 2018 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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PlayStation (プレイステーション Pureisutēshon), oficialmente abreviada como PS1) es una videoconsola de sobremesa de 32 bits lanzada por Sony Computer Entertainment el 3 de diciembre de 1994 en Japón
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrH3vvqlXNc
Duke Plays Games
Jan 22, 2018 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is just the game audio, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: lizard, nes, homebrew
Duke Plays Games
Jan 8, 2018 Duke of the Bump
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3:14 The Inside Story 24:00 Fire Organ 32:10 Raster Blaster 42:30 Night Mission 50:50 Defender 60:00 A Few Words from Joe Holt 1:05:00 Apventure to Atlantis 2:37:57 (me messing around trying to be a hacker)
Topic: Apple II
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
Duke Plays Games
Dec 10, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is just the game audio, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: let's play, creepy castle
Duke Plays Games
Dec 5, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is just the game audio, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: let's play, creepy castle
Computers & Technology
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Topics: nbpy, nbpy2017, software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
RetroMallorca
Nov 24, 2017 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Emisión: Viernes 2017-11-24 @ 20:00 UTC+2 Nos volvemos a sumergir en el mundo de los gráficos 3D con la historia de las tarjetas gráficas 3Dfx Voodoo. Página original: https://retromallorca.com/2017/11/retroactivo-70-voodoo-graphics/
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Duke Plays Games
Nov 21, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is just the game audio, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: let's play, dragon warrior vii, dragon quest
Internet Events
Nov 16, 2017 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Oral argument in the case of Code Commission et. al. v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. before the 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Appearing for Appellant Public Resource were Elizabeth Rader of Alston & Bird and Vera Eidelman of the ACLU. Also present were Jason Rosenberg and Sarah LaFantano of Alston & Bird and Lee Rowland of the ACLU. Appearing for Appellee Code Commission was Lisa Pavento of Meunier Carlin & Curfman. Also present were Anthony B. Askew and Warren James...
Topics: Public Domain, Georgia, Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Rule of Law
Duke Plays Games
Nov 14, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game stream. Dual audio tracks. Track 1 is just the game audio, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: let's play, dragon warrior vii, dragon quest
RetroMallorca
Oct 27, 2017 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Emisión: Viernes 2017-10-27 @ 20:00 UTC+2 (comprueba en tu huso horario) Continuación del podcast sobre id Software. Pintura Doom por Lucía A. Cortés Romero. Página original: https://retromallorca.com/2017/10/retroactivo-69-id-software-parte-2/
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Internet Events
Oct 26, 2017 The Wire
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Interview on The Wire by Anuj Srivas with Carl Malamud. Interview: ‘This Little USB Holds 19,000 Indian Standards. Why Should it Not Be Made Public?’ An interview with Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, on his legal quest to make the codes and regulations notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards available to the public for free without any payment. The original interview may be viewed on The Wire. Many thanks to Anuj Srivas for permission to use this footage for non-commercial...
Topics: standards, Anuj Srivas, Carl Malamud, The Wire, The Wire, Malamud, Anuj Srivas
Duke Plays Games
Oct 24, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Dual-audio archive of a "Let's Play"-style video game stream. Audio track 1 is the game, track 2 is the game + my commentary.
Topics: video games, life, let's play
Duke Plays Games
Oct 17, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of a live video game broadcast with. Audio track 1 is just the game, track 2 has my commentary.
Topics: silver grapple, video games
Duke Plays Games
Oct 8, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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"Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy" is a cool game by Bennett Foddy, the creator of QWOP. To make it even cooler, try throwing yourself into the water at the beginning a few dozen times first.
Topics: video game, getting over it
Computers & Technology
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Topics: seagl, seagl2017, open source, FOSS, succession planning, community management
Computers & Technology
Oct 3, 2017 Deb Nicholson & VM Brasseur
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Collaborative software building has its own special challenges: globally distributed teams, stakeholders who are coming from very different perspectives, and often a mix of paid and volunteer contributors. The good news is that there are lots of ways to improve a team’s communications and collective goal-setting as well as solid and reproducible ways to set expectations and build accountability without getting lost in the wilderness. The bad news is that it rarely works the way you expect...
Topics: velocity, velocityconf, velocitynyc, velocity2017, velocitynyc2017, software development, community...
RetroMallorca
Sep 29, 2017 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Emisión: Viernes 2017-09-29 @ 20:00 UTC+2 (comprueba en tu huso horario) La creadora del mítico Doom, que revolucionó los juegos 3D en primera persona, Id Software, será la protagonista de este podcast otoñal. Pintura Doom por Lucía A. Cortés Romero. Página original: https://retromallorca.com/2017/09/retroactivo-68-id-software/
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Duke Plays Games
Sep 19, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Downloadable mirror of my YouTube "let's play" series with dual audio tracks. Embedded player does not support switching audio tracks, please download the video file if you want to listen to my commentary.
Topics: let's play, video game, secret maryo chronicles
Duke Plays Games
Sep 17, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Downloadable mirror of my YouTube "let's play" series with dual audio tracks.
Topics: video game, let's play, silver grapple
Duke Plays Games
Sep 14, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Downloadable mirror of my YouTube "let's play" series with dual audio tracks.
Topics: video game, let's play, silver grapple, let's play
Duke Plays Games
Sep 11, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Downloadable mirror of my YouTube "let's play" series with dual audio tracks.
Topics: video game, let's play, silver grapple
Duke Plays Games
Sep 11, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Archive of live stream from http://youtube.com/dukeofthebump on 2017-09-11 Default audio track is game audio only, track 2 is my commentary
Topic: grappling hooks
Duke Plays Games
Sep 10, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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Downloadable backup of  https://youtu.be/AExy3S1rSvE . A recording of demo version 1.1 of Sightless, an indie RPG available at  https://nokocchi.itch.io/sightless-demo . Subtitle track is my commentary.
Topic: friendly monsters
Duke Plays Games
Sep 9, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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  A downloadable mirror of my YouTube series. CC commentary only.
Topics: video game, let's play, sightless
Computers & Technology
Sep 1, 2017 El-heck-tronics
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This is a stream archive from El-Heck-Tronics on YouTube. The original only had the audio in the left channel so I mixed it down to mono, otherwise it's the same video. Original YouTube description: ---  I did a stream last night with my friend Chris in which we played some horrible old games from his childhood. Thanks to everyone who joined! Sorry about the audio - it only recorded to the left channel and I don't have a way to edit it because of the format OBS recorded in. Patreon: ...
Topics: shareware, software
PopTech
Aug 31, 2017 PopTech
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PopTech conference: short
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, 2017
RetroMallorca
Aug 25, 2017 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Emisión: Viernes 2017-08-25 @ 20:00 UTC+2 (comprueba en tu huso horario) En esta ocasión el programa tratará sobre la que fue la última consola de Atari, la Jaguar. Página original: https://retromallorca.com/2017/08/retroactivo-podcast-67-la-consola-atari-jaguar/
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
Duke Plays Games
Aug 17, 2017 Duke of the Bump
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  A downloadable mirror of my YouTube series, with subtitle commentary.
Topics: video game, let's play, cat meat
RetroMallorca
Jul 28, 2017 RetroActivo Podcast / RetroMallorca
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Emisión: Viernes 2017-07-28 @ 20:00 UTC+2 (comprueba en tu huso horario) En este podcast descubriremos los entresijos de Psygnosis, la empresa de desarrollo de videojuegos que empezó a usar el pleno potencial del ordenador Commodore Amiga con éxitos como Shadow Of The Beast. Página original: http://retromallorca.com/2017/07/retroactivo-66-psygnosis/
Topics: podcast, RetroActivo Podcast, RetroMallorca
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 Various
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KFest 2017: New Product Announcements. New Apple II User's Guide 40th Anniversary Edition Battery Backpack for the Apple IIc New 3D-Printed Mini-Cases USB Mouse Card (RetroConnector) 4AMthology of 4AM Crack Writeups Class Apples All-Apple II Classical Album Apple IIe Accellerator Assembly Lines Book, Second Edition Alien Downpour Game Wozpack and What's Where Disk Images Available Golden Gate Compatibility Layer IC Straightener Giveaway
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 Mark Lemmert
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Mark will introduce Nox Archaist, a tile-based RPG with a sword & sorcery theme that is currently under development for original Apple II hardware and emulators. The talk will include gameplay demos and a “behind the scenes” assembly language programming overview with Q&A. There will also be a special announcement.
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 John Brooks
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Summary of recent changes to ProDOS and discussion of future improvements.
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 Various
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Martin Haye: Invoking Apple III Satan Mode, an assumed-to-be-impossible way to access Apple III hardware from Apple II programs. Ivan Hogan: An assembly language game making use of the text screen. Jump on the lines without touching the heads! Jeremy Rand: An implementation of the casual game Chameleon Run, using Apple Hi-Res. Russ Ross: An implementation of the classic casual game 2048, using the text screen. Rob McMullen: An assembly language game based on Amidar. Save the Apple from the...
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 Jay Graham
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This session will demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills and show how to take apart the various models of the Apple II line and associated hardware. Jay will demonstrate techniques used to restore the equipment and get it functioning again, and will show a few techniques on how to troubleshoot RAM problems. Additionally, he will show some of his own tricks and tools for working on the Apple II as well as demonstrate some tips and tricks he has learned from others. Jay would also welcome...
KansasFest
Jul 22, 2017 David Schmenk
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The Apple II uses a technique called NTSC artifacting to display colors without additional hardware. The IIGS introduces new video resolutions that are somewhat at odds with NTSC timing. Generally, the IIGS's Super HiRes was thought to be an RGB monitor-only mode. However, by combining the technique pioneered by the Apple II with some clever Super HiRes trickery, maybe we can get more colors than ever thought possible.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 T. Phelps
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Aiiee, which is pronounced as in "aiiee, schweinhund", is a new Apple II emulator that performs animated software visualization and time travel.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Brian Wiser
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Join Brian Wiser and Bill Martens for a brief overview of the A.P.P.L.E. users group and Call-A.P.P.L.E.. Hear new product announcements and a few surprises.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Forrest Lowe
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A "whole disk copy" scheme was proposed in the mid-80s as a method to circumvent copy protection, and more recently was attributed to S. Wozniak in 2011. There will be discussion of the physics and other related technologies to support or deny its feasibility.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Randy Brandt
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AppleWorks. Beagle Bros. TimeOut. JEM. Randy was intimately involved with these heavy hitters of the Apple II world and will share bits and pieces from their fascinating history.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Dr. Stepehn Buggie
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Computer printers from the Apple II era were of either of two technologies: serial and parallel. Apple's Imagewriter printers are serial, while most PC and clone computers are parallel. Most Apple II users stayed with serial printers; many have never connected a parallel printer to their Apples. Parallel printers are nonetheless available to Apple users; as many as fifty parallel printer interface cards are available to Apple users. This paper presents various advantages of parallel printing...
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Peter Neubauer
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Logo, both the language and philosophy, remain relevant and useful. Peter will explore and discuss Logo's untapped potential and opportunities for innovation. 
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Various
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Five members of one family are pitted against five members of another family. Each team's goal is to guess the results of audience survey questions, which of course are all about the Apple ][. Hilarity ensues! Hosted by Kevin Savetz and assisted by Ken Gagne.
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Andrew and Ivan Hogan
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We're going to use our game port interface to control 120vAC devices. http://ivanhogan.com/gpib/120vAC.htm
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Evan Koblentz
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Mindstorms, schmindstorms! I was stuck home all of summer 2016 recovering from leg surgery so I used the time to play with the Lego Dacta TC LOGO kit circa 1987. It lets you build robots the 8-bit way. I learned a lot and had some help from Apple II community members such as Paul Hagstrom, Jonathan "Systems Glitch" Chapman, Michael Mulhern, and Daniel Roganti. Now I would like to share what I learned back with the community. I will explain what the Lego kit includes, its options for...
KansasFest
Jul 21, 2017 Michael Mulhern
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Cross system 6502 assemblers, C compilers, tool sets galore exist for power programmers, but what about the rest of us? Michael Mulhern will introduce you to Nibble BASIC where you can write Applesoft code on your Apple ][ with a full screen editor without using line numbers. Then through the customizations he made to create S-BASIC, that he used for his own quick program development. Finally Michael will demonstrate his prototype Applesoft editor/generator that allows programmers to use...
KansasFest
Jul 20, 2017 Jason Scott
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Earlier this year, Jason put out a public call for Apple II floppies to image and bring online, and the results have been spectacular. Jason will cover how it's all gone, the arguments for and against such an effort, and how to break out of the usual suspects into some true deep floppy archaeology.
KansasFest
Jul 20, 2017 Quinn Dunki
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What's the theoretical maximum performance of Apple II Hi-Res graphics? How close can we really get to that? Sprite compiling is a technique we can use to find out. Quinn will start with a primer on working with Apple II Hi-Res graphics, and will conclude with an exploration of sprite compiling on this strange beast. Is 8-bit sprite compiling worthwhile? Come to this session and find out.
KansasFest
Jul 20, 2017 Ken Gagne
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As yesterday's gamers become today's game developers, they look to their childhood favorites for inspiration. This session will examine new games where the Apple II influence is strong, fueled by nostalgia but with a unique spin. Each modern game will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, the largest online computer game marketplace.
KansasFest
Jul 20, 2017 Michael Sternberg
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Inform is a compiler that targets the Z-machine used by Infocom text adventures. In a previous year's session, C. Vanston discussed the syntax for Inform story files. This session continues from there to show what tools are necessary to compile your homespun story files straight to a disk image for immediate play-testing in an Apple II emulator. Also, a brief survey of the different Z-machine versions that were implemented on the Apple II will be covered. Halfway through the presentation, sound...
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Jul 20, 2017 Charles Mangin
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Charles will introduce KansasFest to KIM-1, a single board 6502 hobbyist computer from 1976. From there, he will delve into KVOS, a previously unpreserved (homebrew?) operating system for the KIM, recovered from four 1K ROMs acquired at an estate sale. What has he discovered? What remains to be found? Does he know what he's doing, or what he's gotten himself into?
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Jul 20, 2017 Evan Wright
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Evan will be presenting a cross platform text-adventure authoring tool which can export a game from PC straight to Apple ][. Topics will include the data structures underlying a text adventure and how a parser actually works.
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Jul 20, 2017 John Morris
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John will discuss the development of the Applesauce floppy drive controller that enables you to connect your Apple II floppy drive directly to your modern computer via USB. He will also discuss how to use the software and various other topics around disk imaging and copy protection.
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Jul 20, 2017 Peter Ferrie
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Peter will demonstrate how to convert self-booting games to files that run from a ProDOS system.
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Jul 20, 2017 Mark Pilgrim
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Automation is the future of preserving the past.